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December 2018

Banner re:publica Accra, 14-15 December 2018, supported by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

re:publica Accra 2018 #rpAccra

December 14, 2018 - December 15, 2018
Ghana International Trade Fair Centre, Accra, Ghana + Google Map

We will host a Maker Gathering at the very first re:publica Accra and are looking forward to meet you all in Ghana! From the announcement: Together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), we’re heading to Accra, Ghana on December 14-15 and are determined to celebrate Africa’s rising Tech and Innovation scene as it deserves. re:publica addresses all the ways digitization is changing societies, from its impact on politics, media, social services, to the ways its…

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March 2019

The OtherAbilities

March 1 - March 3
Broedplaats Lely Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Other Abilities Header

An artistic proposition that challenges our perception of ‘dis’-ability The OtherAbilities is a three-day festival including an exhibition, performances, talks and a workshop that aims to challenge the ways the culture disciplines our senses and our relation to reality. By bringing together artists and scientists who create objects and situations enabling people to participate disregarding their physical abilities, we want to signal the possibility for a paradigm shift from disability to otherability. By merging art and technology we are exploring…

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A warm invitation to the Open Health HACKademy, March 1–17 in Potsdam

March 1 - March 17

The Open Health HACKademy will take place at the fabLab machbar in Potsdam (https://machbar-potsdam.de/about/) on three weekends and the weeks in between during the lecture-free period from 1 to 17 March 2019. During the week, the project teams carry out and coordinate their tasks largely independently. The dates in detail: 01 March 2019: Kick-off and introduction to the programme (Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) 02 & 03 March 2019: HACKademy - Sprint 1 (Saturday 10 a.m. to Sunday 5…

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People sitting on benches – probably working on their new Careables projects.

MakeHealth: Prototyping III

March 9 - April 18
Contact-Makerspace, Contactweg 47
Amsterdam, NH 1014AN Netherlands

The third series of MakeHealth: Prototyping starts 9 March 2019 at Makerspace Contact in Amsterdam. Do you have an idea for a care solution that makes everyday life easier? Or have an aid of which you think it could be designed better? Are you a designer, an experiential expert, a healthcare professional, or an informal carer with a great idea for a healthcare solution? At MakeHealth: Prototyping you'll be working in a team on a concrete question once per week over an…

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Careables @ xHain “Gespräch unter Bäumen”, 12 March 2019, Berlin [in German]

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CET
xHain, Grünberger Str. 14
Berlin, Germany
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Gespräch unter Bäumen – Veranstaltungsreihe im xHain

Aus der Ankündigung: 2019 laden wir euch an jedem 2. Dienstag im Monat zu einem Gespräch unter unseren Bäumen ein. Spannende Personen, die zufällig Frauen sind, gestalten ein maximal einstündiges Programm. (Nachfragen und Weiterdiskussion im Anschluss werden wir aber nicht unterbinden.) Wir laden alle Interessierten herzlich dazu ein! Das schließt Technikneulinge aus dem Kiez genauso ein wie erfahrene Hackspace-Besucher*innen und alle anderen, die Lust auf‘s Thema, Lust auf den xHain oder beides haben. Wir sitzen in der Grünberger Str. 14…

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MedTech Meetup 2019 – Medical Devices in the spotlight #MTMU2019

March 20
BluePoint Brussels, Boulevard Auguste Reyers, 80
Brussels, 1030 Belgium
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MedTech Meetup Brussels, 20 March 2019, featuring Paulien Melis from Waag

We're excited to be part of the 3rd MedTech Meetup in Brussels! You can still apply to speak at the meetup and the Early-bird 50% discount on the event tickets runs until December 15th. From the announcement: The following topics can be addressed either in plenary session or in themed workshops: Value based healthcare Reimbursment MDR MDSAP FDA Clinical evaluation Internal/external audits PMS AI Breakthrough technologies This list is non-exhaustive. Please do not hesitate to suggest any other topic; we…

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April 2019

Careables @ c-base, 81. Netzpolitischer Abend in Berlin #npa081 [in German]

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm CEST
c-base, Rungestraße 20
Berlin, 10179 Germany
Rendering of the c-base Spaceship

The event is in German. We're very happy to continue our tour through Berlin hacker+makerspaces to present Careables! From the announcement: Den nächsten Netzpolitischen Abend gibt’s am Dienstag, den 02. April 2019, wie immer ab 20 Uhr auf der c-base (Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin). Einmal im Monat bringt die netzpolitische Organisation Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. netzpolitisch Interessierte und Aktive auf der c-base in Berlin zusammen. In kurzen Vorträgen stellen interessante Menschen spannende Themen, Projekte, Initiativen und Kampagnen aus der Weite des…

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Design Collisions

April 8 @ 10:00 am - April 14 @ 8:00 pm BST
Cascina Cuccagna, angolo via Muratori, 2/4
Milano, Milano Italy

Within the framework of Milan Design Week 2019, OpenDot participates in the exhibition Design Collisions curated by journalist Laura Traldi in Cascina Cuccagna. The Design Collisions exhibition starts from the belief that, by activating collective intelligence, design becomes a political gesture and offer sustainable strategies to tackle contemporary issues – that are global, connected and cannot be solved in isolation. In the healthcare section OpenDot presents its co-design method developed in the light of the experience gained with Fondazione TOG:…

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Africa Open Science and Hardware Summit 2019 #AfricaOSH

April 10 - April 13
STICLab Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of + Google Map
Picture of the attendees of AfricaOSH 2018

AfricaOSH Summit is a gathering for everyone interested in Open Science & Hardware as a means to achieve locally adapted, culturally relevant, technologically and economically feasible production in Africa; as an alternative to traditional Intellectual Property (IP) and closed knowledge systems; and to understand its potential for development and collaboration across Africa, especially by reducing barriers to entry in education, research and manufacturing. Participants will include but are not limited to makers, hackers, practitioners and researchers in science, technology, engineering,…

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Careables On Air #1

April 14 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Cascina Cuccagna, angolo via Muratori, 2/4
Milano, Milano Italy

Careables On Air - the new OpenDot Health & Care format - is starting! A double interview on a monthly basis to map, learn and discuss what is happening in Italy and around the world in the health&care sector. The event features stories of people with concrete projects and solutions of Design for Care, a new branch of design that effectively answers to specific needs and questions of people with disabilities. The first event is on 14 April, in the…

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